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GIS seminar for school children

South Africa: A seminar for school children has been planned to introduce the uses of GIS and careers in the field in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. It is set to take place during August 31 – September 1, 2010, to encourage them to map the world through GIS.

It will be organised by the City of Johannesburg in conjunction with the department of information and knowledge management at the University of Johannesburg, ESRI-South Africa and the Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA).

The seminar will give an overview of the system and explore career opportunities with GIS through practical laboratory work. Learners in grades 10 – 12 will be introduced with GIS software which helps automate the process of producing and manipulating map layers in an easy to use environment.

Each session of the seminar can only accommodate 100 learners. Admission is based on first-come first-serve basis. For further information and bookings, one can email at [email protected]

Source: www.joburg.org.za/